Upcoming events

    • August 02, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • August 06, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • ReachArts, 89 Burrill Street, Swampscott, MA

    This course will cover drawing principles of line, space, form, atmosphere, perspective while at the same time explore how to draw any shape or form that the students are interested in. We will do some illustration, learn to draw anime characters, and do some stop motion animation. Lessons will be outdoors to allow for space. We will also draw inspiration from the surroundings to supplement the characters. (We will spend at least 1 class drawing on the beach.)  (4 minimum- 10 max students per session, to allow for distancing.)

    Registration and payment will be handled directly with the artist at tereza.swanda@reacharts.org.

    Class will take place outside but indoor space will be available for inclement weather. COVID restrictions will apply.

    Ages: 11-18
    Fee: $200
    Max. Capacity: 10

    • August 06, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

    First Friday Open Mic for August 2021 is upon us. Join hosts Larry Power, Heidi Shear, and Lee Eric Freedman for inspiring spoken word, musical performances and the famous "name your talent" at the best open mic in Swampscott, MA.

    Join us on Zoom

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    Passcode: 541873
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    • August 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • August 13, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • ReachArts, 89 Burrill Street, Swampscott, MA

    This course will cover drawing principles of line, space, form, atmosphere, perspective while at the same time explore how to draw any shape or form that the students are interested in. We will do some illustration, learn to draw anime characters, and do some stop motion animation. Lessons will be outdoors to allow for space. We will also draw inspiration from the surroundings to supplement the characters. (We will spend at least 1 class drawing on the beach.)  (4 minimum- 10 max students per session, to allow for distancing.)

    Registration and payment will be handled directly with the artist at tereza.swanda@reacharts.org.

    Class will take place outside but indoor space will be available for inclement weather. COVID restrictions will apply.

    Ages: 11-18
    Fee: $200
    Max. Capacity: 10

    • August 27, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • September 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • ReachArts, 89 Burrill Street, Swampscott

    Join us for Groove, an incredible multi-artist gallery show

    Opening Reception: 8/27/21 // 7:00-9:00 pm
    Open Hours: 8/28-29 // 11:00 am-2:00 pm
    Open Hours: 9/4-5 // 11:00am-2:00 pm


    Vinny Comeau

    Vinny Comeau is a Production Technician at New England Biolabs and a medical microbiologist at Winchester Hospital. Shortly before completing his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Salem State University, he spent 5 months living in Australia where he was introduced to aboriginal art at a local farmer’s market. Typically using acrylic on canvas, Vinny combines the aboriginal art that has influenced him with the repetitive geometric patterns from nature and from the organisms he routinely observes under the microscope. He is currently living in Marblehead, MA.

    IG:@vinnycomeauart
    E: Vincentjcomeau@gmail.com
    “Contagious” 18 x 24 acrylic on canvas


    Dan Brenton

    Dan Brenton was born and raised outside the city of Boston, Massachusetts.  He spent his childhood playing in the streets of his quiet suburban neighborhood and along the shores of Cape Ann near his family's beach house.  Dan graduated from Salem State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in printmaking. Years after art school, Dan shook up the sediment that settled in his life by taking a 7 month long bicycle ride across the United States and down the West coast.  Once back home, Dan began painting for the first time with a head full of inspiration from his interaction with nature and the unknown.  He seeks to bring the viewer to the threshold where observation ends and imagination begins.

    IG:@Danmakesart
    Danbrenton.com
    dbrenton425@gmail.com
    “Death Crosses Our Path” 20x16 in. oil on canvas


    Matt Curley

    Bio:

    Matt Curley was born in 1990 in Salem, Massachusetts. In 2013, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Salem State University with a concentration in painting. Curley has long been inspired by the coastal landscapes of the North Shore where he grew up as well as by the dynamic environment of New York City. Such influences are found in many of his abstract paintings and established his interest in the duality between nature and the built architectural setting. Matt Curley has been featured in various exhibitions and public art projects in both Boston and New York. He currently works out of his home studio in Queens.

    IG@curleymatt_
    mattcurleyart@gmail.com
    “Passageway”16x12 inch acrylic on canvas


    Chris Reid

    Ola! My name is Chris Reid, I am 36 years old, from Concord NH, now living in Belmont MA. I started painting when I was 25 after a foot injury left me stuck inside for a long time. I am influenced/inspired by Donkey Kong Country, old Halloween and Christmas decorations, old science-fiction book covers, masonry, North American National Parks, ocean life, and Mexican restaurant decorations. I like cutting wood with my jigsaw, the more complicated the shape, the better, and I tend to overbuild my wood sculptures because I work in construction and that's how it goes. Someday I would like to build a stone house into the side of a hill.

    E: cthereid@gmail.com
    “Cave Crab” acrylic sculpture 2 x 2 ft


    Danielle Wager

    Danielle Wager is a Massachusetts based artist. In 2017 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in oil painting from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Since her graduation she has been recognized for her still life paintings with multiple first place and best of show awards. She currently works in custom framing and sits on the board of the BeatHeart Foundation as the Art Coordinator.

    IG: @daniwagerart
    daniellewagerartist.com
    danielle.wager.art@gmail.com
    “Bioluminescence” 14 x 16 in oil on canvas



    Hannah “Red” Carroll

    Red Carroll is painter and glassblower based in Salem, MA. She works mainly in acrylic paint and borosilicate glass. Drawing her inspiration from her own spirituality and the world around her, the subject matter of her work varies fromwhimsical landscapes to emotionally charged portraits.

    @redcarrollart
    Redcarrollart@gmail.com
    “Simple Pleasure” 16 x 20 in acrylic on canvas


    Adric Giles

    Adric Giles lives and works in Somerville Massachusetts where he continues a practice of pen and ink illustration, acrylic paintings, and playing the drums - but rarely all at the same time. Find more online : pencapchew.org 

    Statement:
    In August of 2019 I began a series of paintings inspired by the concept of 'separation' completely unaware of how I would later see them through the lens of a global pandemic. These paintings were created during very different but relatively close points in time - at both moments I felt the process of painting as a tremendously effective and natural mood-stabilizer.

    IG@mondofiasco
    E: pencapchew.0000@gmail.com
    “Separatist” 6 x 4 ft’ acrylic on canvas


    Mike Boroda

    Michael Boroda has been teaching English as a second language for the past few years in Boston and has, in those same years, started painting. Inspired by friends and professionals alike, Michael uses gouache to capture scenes he finds personally moving and compelling. Working from photographs or sometimes en plein air, Michael hopes to achieve a contemplative moment for those viewing his paintings.

    IG:@whoislikebeard
    mike.boroda@gmail.com
    “Sunset at Larz Anderson Park” Gouache, 7 x 10 in Arches watercolor paper


    Courtney LaMay

    Courtney LeMay is a fine artist from Lowell Massachusetts. She is primarily a oil painter and loves portraiture. She earned her BFA from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2013 and minored in psychology.  Her work tends to focus on people and their uniqueness. She loves to capture their likeness and tell a story through the paint. 

    "Viewing someone else's life from my point of view is the subject of my work. The bond between painter and subject is one of great intimacy, in which time and the outer world dissolve and only the work before me and the expression of that bond created there exist. I like being in control of color, painting mostly from life. I think that painting allows one to bring together all of the objects in a field of vision, manipulate them into whatever shade or position you please, taking an often somewhat imperfect natural vista or scene and imbuing it with your own emotional state. Most of my art focuses on portraiture, because I believe that this is the best way of conveying the truth of the subject, isolating it and contemplating it in itself. Both my use of color and my decision to do mostly portraits is something, which I have tried to imitate from Sargent and many other painters I am fascinated with".

    IG:@courtnee_rosemarie
    courtneylemay44@gmail.com
    “Beautiful Habit” 24 x 36 in oil on canvas

    • September 17, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 03, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 10 sessions
    • ReachArts, 89 Burrill Street, Swampscott, MA

    Walking (Ink) Meditations: Etching, Drawing and Artist’s Books

    “Meet the Artist” Reception, with Afternoon Tea: Sunday, September 19, 3-5 pm

    Leslie Ann Eliet will be exhibiting new prints, artist’s books and an installation combining printmaking and drawing. The exhibition includes the latest in a series of Walking (Ink) Meditations, an installation comprised of prints and drawings in a continuous strip taking up 33 feet of adjacent walls. She will also be showing related prints and accordion books, inspired by the extended formats of Japanese folding screens and albums.

    The works address the artist’s encounters with landscape in different parts of the world as well as the woodland ponds of her home in Cape Ann on the North Shore. “My work celebrates the almost forgotten quiet places - small ponds with peepers in the spring, ancient forests, prehistoric stone circles and barrows turned towards the sun, markers of the changing seasons. In our difficult times, nature provides an anchor.”

    Using a meditative approach to landscape both in encounters with nature and in the studio, Eliet’s images emerge by recalling such indefinable elements as quality of light, season, time of day. They also incorporate memories and dreams, and are meant to evoke rather than describe. As Victor M. Cassidy wrote in Art in America, “Leslie Eliet’s works are like chamber music…they require close looking and much thought, but stay with us long after we leave. This visual narrative suggests things that are hidden, secret and waiting.”


    • September 18, 2021
    • (EDT)

    After taking a break in 2020, ReachArts is sponsoring Swampscott PorchFest on September 18. We're working on  a great lineup of performers and venues to make it even bigger and better than 2019. Check back here for all the latest details as they develop. Interested in participating? Register here!

    Questions? Contact  Philip (Alexander) Bereaud at philip@singplaygrow.com

    • October 30, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • October 31, 2021
    • (EDT)

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    • November 13, 2021
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Past events

July 11, 2021 Garden and Art Tour
July 02, 2021 NO First Friday Open Mic
June 04, 2021 First Friday VIRTUAL Open Mic
May 07, 2021 First Friday VIRTUAL Open Mic
April 02, 2021 First Friday VIRTUAL Open Mic
March 05, 2021 First Friday VIRTUAL Open Mic
February 18, 2021 ReachArts Author Series 2021
February 05, 2021 First Friday VIRTUAL Open Mic
January 09, 2021 Jazz Hop Dance - Ages 8-10
January 09, 2021 Ballet/Lyrical Dance - Ages 6-8
January 09, 2021 Children's Ballet - Ages 3-5
January 08, 2021 First Friday VIRTUAL Open Mic
December 28, 2020 Mini Movers Celebration Dance Camp 2020
November 15, 2020 Performance: One Dime Band
November 15, 2020 Raffle: European Wax Center
November 15, 2020 Performance: Margaret Eckman
November 15, 2020 Raffle: Kats Boutique
November 15, 2020 Raffle: Cutting Crew Hair Salon
November 15, 2020 Raffle: The Hiccup
November 15, 2020 Raffle: Cookie Monstah
November 15, 2020 SUNDAY NOVEMBER 15
November 14, 2020 Raffle: Mission on the Bay
November 14, 2020 Performance: Taylor Twins
November 14, 2020 Performance: Steve Iannacone
November 14, 2020 Performance: Agatha Morrell
November 14, 2020 Raffle: European Wax Center
November 14, 2020 Raffle: Avanti Hair Design
November 14, 2020 Raffle: Cookie Monstah
November 14, 2020 Raffle: La Sirena Cafe
November 14, 2020 SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14
November 13, 2020 Raffle: G Bar & Kitchen
November 13, 2020 Performance: Blue Honey Drops
November 13, 2020 Performance: Clem Schoenebeck
November 13, 2020 Raffle: Chi Modern Asian Cuisine
November 13, 2020 Raffle: Paradise Auto Service
November 13, 2020 Raffle: Cafe Avellino
November 13, 2020 Raffle: Pichlerart
November 13, 2020 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 13
November 12, 2020 Raffle: Elements Massage
November 12, 2020 Performance: Seventy Sevens
November 12, 2020 Performance: Lee Eric Freedman
November 12, 2020 Raffle: Mission on the Bay
November 12, 2020 Raffle: The Hiccup
November 12, 2020 THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12
November 06, 2020 First Friday Open Mic
September 12, 2020 Children's Jazz Hop - Ages 8-10
September 12, 2020 Children's Jazz Hop - Ages 6-8
September 12, 2020 Children's Ballet - Ages 4-6
September 10, 2020 Children's Ballet/Lyrical - Ages 8-10
September 10, 2020 Children's Ballet - Ages 6-8
September 10, 2020 Children's Ballet - Ages 4-6
August 29, 2020 Seascape Creations End of Summer Workshop
August 17, 2020 Dance It Out! Musical Theater
July 31, 2020 Crane Making Event
July 03, 2020 NO OPEN MIC
June 05, 2020 First Friday Open Mic
May 09, 2020 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
May 01, 2020 First Friday Open Mic
April 03, 2020 Walking (Ink) Meditations Exhibit
March 28, 2020 Ballet Class
March 28, 2020 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
March 16, 2020 Dance Dimensions Creative Modern and Ballet
March 13, 2020 Krista Baroni In Concert
March 06, 2020 First Friday Open Mic
March 02, 2020 Miracles In Music
February 20, 2020 EveryBODY Yoga - Late Winter Series
February 15, 2020 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
February 14, 2020 Paint Night
February 09, 2020 Daddy & Daughter Valentine's Dance Class
February 07, 2020 First Friday Open Mic
January 27, 2020 Dance Dimensions Creative Modern and Ballet
January 20, 2020 Dance Dimensions Creative Modern and Ballet
January 12, 2020 Compass Cafe
January 11, 2020 FREE Pre-School Singing Class
January 11, 2020 Ballet Class
January 11, 2020 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
January 06, 2020 Just Painting w. Tereza Swanda
January 03, 2020 First Friday Open Mic
December 14, 2019 Lindsey Garfield Singing Class
December 13, 2019 Family Portrait Workshop w. Lara Goodman
December 09, 2019 Miracles In Music
December 06, 2019 First Friday Open Mic
December 02, 2019 Just Drawing w. Tereza Swanda
November 29, 2019 Pet Portrait Workshop w. Lara Goodman
November 22, 2019 Swampscott Arts Association Fall Show
November 09, 2019 Made by 01907
November 09, 2019 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
November 08, 2019 Abstracts: Ocean, Earth and Sky
November 02, 2019 Brett Johnson: Poly-Theist
November 01, 2019 First Friday Open Mic
October 31, 2019 Halloween Haunted House
October 24, 2019 EveryBODY Yoga - Fall Series 2 - Thursdays
October 21, 2019 EveryBODY Yoga - Fall Series 2 - Mondays
October 20, 2019 Qi Gong with Tony Crossman
October 05, 2019 Personal Shrine and Memory Box Workshop w. Agatha Morrell
October 04, 2019 First Friday Open Mic
October 03, 2019 Voice and Presence with Paul D'Agostino
September 25, 2019 Unredacted Exhibit Talk w. Curator
September 24, 2019 Anyone Is An Actor
September 23, 2019 CFCE Playgroups
September 21, 2019 Ballet Class
September 21, 2019 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
September 18, 2019 The Art of Motherhood
September 18, 2019 heART Connection
September 15, 2019 Unredacted Exhibit Embroidery Circle
September 14, 2019 PorchFest!
September 13, 2019 Unredacted Exhibit Opening Reception
September 12, 2019 EveryBODY Yoga - Fall Series 1 - Thursdays
September 11, 2019 Parent-Child Art Exploration w. Lara Goodman
September 09, 2019 EveryBODY Yoga - Fall Series 1 - Mondays
September 07, 2019 Unredacted Exhibit Gallery Hours
September 06, 2019 First Friday Open Mic
August 19, 2019 Nature's Art Studio-An Outdoor Children's Day Camp
August 05, 2019 FREE Teen Art Studio
August 02, 2019 First Friday Open Mic
August 01, 2019 Painting Intensive
July 29, 2019 STE(A)M Summer Studio - Session 2
July 22, 2019 Miracles In Music
July 22, 2019 STE(A)M Summer Studio - Session 1
July 21, 2019 Sculpture Unveiling
July 15, 2019 SM(ART) Girls Summer Camp - Session 2
July 11, 2019 Sewing Basics w. Your Sewing Machine
July 10, 2019 Creative Movement and Ballet
July 10, 2019 Caregiver and Me Dance Class
July 08, 2019 SM(ART) Girls Summer Camp - Session 1
July 07, 2019 Hand Sewing w. Tracy Walsh
July 05, 2019 First Friday Open Mic
June 27, 2019 Painting Intensive
June 08, 2019 Inspirations from Nature & Life
June 06, 2019 2019 Swampscott Women's Leadership Forum

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Swampscott, MA 01907
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